SABC3 is adding the American talk show The Real to the channel’s schedule from Tuesday 7 July at 15:00 on weekdays.
The new female panel discussion show is also on BET (DStv 129) on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform and started on that pay-TV channel in April.
The Real is similar to The Talk on M-Net and is replacing The Dr. Oz Show on SABC3.
Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley converse around the table in The Real, produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros., talking about topics ranging from their own lives, to news of the day as well as beauty, fashion and relationships.
With The View, not seen in South Africa anymore, in decline in America, The Real has already built up a sizeable fanbase of viewers since it started in America two years ago.
The show will compete with SABC1′s recently launched locally produced female panel showRise with Kgomotso Matsunyane as well as SABC3′s weekday afternoon talker variety showAfternoon Express with Jeannie D, Bonang Matheba and Bonnie Mbuli that has now added a man, the one Presenter Search on 3 winner, Danielo Acquisto.
“Tamar, Loni, Adrienne, Jeannie and Tamera are all going through varied life experiences, including new motherhood, new marriages, dating or singledom, that relate to every woman’s own trials and tribulations,” says the show.
“Unlike other talk shows, each of the five is admittedly a ‘work in progress’, and fearlessly invites the home audience into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion will turn the traditional talk show on its head.”